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PBA50 Sherry Bodkins Memorial Central Open

Event dates
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Host center
Victory Lanes

739 Portland Way South
Galion, OH 44833
United States

Friday, April 1

Practice Session: 2-4 p.m.

Orientation Meeting: 4 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)

Pro-ams: 6 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 2

Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.

A Squad: 10 a.m. – (eight games)

A Squad: 4 p.m. – (eight games)

Top 16 players advance (based on 48 entries or more).

Sunday, April 3

Round Robin Match Play: 9 a.m. – (12 games)

Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 48 entries.

IMPORTANT: PBA FACE MASK POLICY

The use of face masks is required of all people in the bowling center during the PBA event. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and remain in place at all times, except when bowlers are standing at, or on the the approach ready to make a delivery, or “actively” eating or drinking. This is mandatory for all portions of the PBA event, including practice sessions and pro-ams, and includes all amateurs and professionals. This policy will be enforced strictly in the bowling center throughout the PBA event with fines and possible disqualification for non-compliance.

Eligibility

Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday prior to the tournament start date. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.

Host

The Bodkins Family

Pattern

TBA

Payout Ratio

1:3

Entry Fee

PBA Members: $245

Non-Members: $310 (money order, cashiers check or credit card only)

Field Capacity

80 (subject to change)

Entry Deadline

Online entries for members and non-members opens at midnight on Monday, December 6th.

Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, March 28th.

After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Central Region Manager.

Balance Holes
Beginning August 1, 2020, the use of a balance hole is prohibited. The rule states all holes in a bowling ball must be used on every delivery; any hole not used is considered a balance hole, making the ball illegal. Bowlers who do not use their thumb no longer can have a thumb hole, as it now is considered a balance hole. They also need to mark their ball to show where they place their palm on delivery.

W-9 Forms
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. Players that have filled out W-9’s in 2020 and have recently changed residence will need to fill out an updated form. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.

Product Registration
There have been some changes in product registration. For a complete list of 2022 Product Registered companies, go to
http://www.pba.com/resources/equipmentSponsors.asp?Type=1

Hotel Information

TBA

1st Place is projected to pay $1,500

16th Place is projected to pay $500

Final cash spot is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $400.